ATBMX takes up where bmx and mountain biking leave off.
Since its' beginnings in the 70's, bmx has been looked upon
as a juvenile sport. Even the big bike manufacturers list
their bmx bikes as juvenile in their catalogs. Until
recently bmx has been primarily a kids' sport and has had to
battle with other forms of cycling for popularity. Now Dads
are getting back into bmx with their kids and pros are
riding longer, so the average age is going up. And, bmx
riders have grown up and are riding mountain bikes.
Enter the mountain bike or all terrain bike. Somewhere in
the early to mid-eighties mountain bikes made their debut
and another sport was born. Most of the guys riding these
bikes then were older, or at least young adults. Or were
roadies looking for another outlet to spin their gears?
Today there is still a large gap between the two types of
BMX eventually declined and then revitalized itself into a
marketable freestyle sport. Mountain biking has also
experienced some lean years and is gaining in popularity
again. Thriving on the popularity of bmx/freestyle and the
mass media coverage, mountain biking is enjoying a
resurgence, but as a slightly different sport. The newest
versions of the sport have many names including freeride,
urban assault, 4x, mountaincross and downhill bmx. We've
come up with our own version or name and hope that it will
suit most everyone.
ATBMX is simply a combination of all terrain and bicycle
motocross. Since not every state enjoys mountains, how can
you hold a mountain bike race in Florida? And since many of
the guys racing mountaincross have at one time raced bmx
bikes, it is inevitable that the sports would merge. Many of
the big names in freeride are also bmx riders making the
switch over to the big wheels. One thing is for sure, with
the crossing of bmx and mountain bikes there is going to be
some down and dirty competition. Let's keep it positive and
enjoy the togetherness as we share the ride! ed
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